American Heritage University, California State, USA, and ICL Distance Learning Center (A Division of In-Com Link Management Associates Ltd), as an accredited study center of the university, jointly declared to develop and design high quality online/distance learning academic programs particularly for students in China regions, although international students are also welcome to take such programs. The main characteristics of some of these programs are including learning areas requiring vocational education knowledge and skills in China or Hong Kong to complete the coursework.
ICL Distance Learning Center (A Division of In-Com Link Management Associates Ltd), an organizational member of The Sloan-C Consortium, is a well established organization in Hong Kong focusing on providing online educational services and teaching materials, and cooperating with overseas universities to offer distance learning/online learning programs.
Modeled from the External Degree Programs of University of London, UK, that evaluate students' performance through examination systems, distance Learning courses designed by ICL Distance Learning Center with copyright, that assess students' performance by online competency-based coursework and task-related assignments, are accredited by some international universities due to its high quality. This competency-based approach lets students take advantage of their knowledge and skills, regardless of how they learned them. The knowledge students possess may help them accelerate the time it takes to complete their degree program.
American Heritage University, a private university founded in 2003 and formerly named Heritage University, is fully approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education in the State of California, USA. The Bureau is the accrediting agency for private postsecondary and vocational institutions in the state and also functions as an oversight body on higher education.